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Eligibility Criteria

Minimum qualification

The minimum qualification requirement is a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognized University in India. Students in their final year of graduation are also eligible.


There is no age limit for the programme, but it is desirable that the candidate is below 30 years of age as on the date of application.

Stage I – Online Application

An online application form is available at The application form captures the personal details, academic qualifications, professional experiences and other information essential for the selection process. Interested candidates may apply by filling the application form online. NISM does not offer any offline mode for application. The last date to fill the application form is May 07, 2017.

The application fee is Rs. 1000 and is non-refundable. The fee can be paid by credit card, debit card, net banking or cash deposit. All application fee payment related information is provided in the online application form.

The candidates would be shortlisted for the next round based on the information provided in their application forms. The shortlist would be at the sole discretion of NISM. NISM reserves the right to reject an application form, at its sole discretion, without assigning any reason. The shortlisted candidates will be informed by email. The shortlisted candidates would be announced on May 10, 2017.

Stage II – Essay Writing and Personal Interview

The shortlisted candidates in stage I will be called for essay writing and personal interviews.

The essay writing is a non-elimination round and the topics would be announced at the venue. The candidates are advised to be familiar with the recent developments in the world on business to perform well in the essay writing.

The interviews would be scheduled at Mumbai and also likely to be scheduled at Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kolkata and Pune depending on the requirement. The institute reserves the right to add new locations for interviews or cancel interviews at any location.

The candidates are required to produce the following documents in original, for verification, at the time of interview:

  1. Proof of Identity (PAN / Voter ID / Driving License / Passport / College or Employer Identity Card – current and valid)
  2. Proof of Age (Birth Certificate / Class 10 or 12 mark sheet / School Leaving Certificate)
  3. Graduation / Post Graduation Certificate issued by the University / Institute*
  4. Statement of marks of Graduation / Post Graduation examination issued by the University / Institute*
  5. Experience Certificate from the employer, if applicable

*Candidates who are students in their final year of graduation or post graduation may produce the statement of marks till the pre-final year


The candidates should also submit self-attested photocopies of the above mentioned documents at the time of interview.

All expenses related to application or attending interviews shall be borne by the candidates. The institute will not bear or reimburse any expenditure in this regard.

The candidates are advised to visit the institute’s website regularly for updates and other information.

Selection Procedure

The final selection of the candidate will be based on the following parameters totaling to 100:



Profile (Application Form)
a) Academic Qualification - 20%
b) Professional Experience - 20%


Essay Writing


Personal Interview


The candidates shall not, in any way, request favor in selection or influence the selection process. Candidates attempting to influence the selection process would be debarred.

The selected candidates would be communicated via email on June 07, 2017. The selection of candidates would be at the sole discretion of NISM. NISM reserves the right to reject any candidate, at its sole discretion, without assigning any reason. The selected candidates would be required to pay the first installment of the fee on or before June 30, 2017. Detailed information on fee is provided later in the prospectus.

Provisional admission would be offered to selected candidates who are in their final year of graduation / post-graduation. Such candidates are required to produce their course completion certificates before the commencement of the second term, failing which their admission shall be cancelled.

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